- Government Contracts,
- Investigations &
- International Trade
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
|University ||Al-Jamea-Tus-Saifiyah Arabic Academy, B.A., 2003|
|Law School||American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2008|
|Admitted||Texas; District of Columbia|
•American Bar Association, International Section
•ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee
•ABA India Committee
|Languages||Arabic; Gujarati; Urdu|
Fatema Merchant is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Ms. Merchant's practice focuses on anti-corruption investigations and compliance with international trade laws. Ms. Merchant has extensive experience with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.S.-Sanctioned Countries investigations, compliance, due diligence, and training. Ms. Merchant also advises clients on compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Ms. Merchant previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (OAG). At the OAG, Ms. Merchant negotiated settlements, prepared dispositive motions, handled pleadings and discovery, and argued motions. She served as co-counsel in a jury trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, securing a favorable verdict for the District.
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Who’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term
Fatema K. Merchant, September 24, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments, Esquenazi and Rodriguez (the “Petitioners”) state that the FCPA...
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